The reporter at her trial wrote: "Anna Marie St. Clair, convicted murderess of Big Joe Childers, seemed like a woman carved out of stone."
A sentence of death by electrocution will do that to a murderess. The problem was, Anna had not, in fact, killed her lover. She'd been cruelly framed.
Then, at the eleventh hour, the true murderer confesses. Anna becomes a free woman. A free woman with a frightening plan. She blackmails the authorities into reporting her execution. Now the world at large, including those who had sent her up, thinks she fried.
Anna's next step is to seek out gin-soaked, falling-in-love lawyer J. J. Malone. And with his exuberant approval, Anna sets out on a devilish trail of haunting revenge.